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The shooting bug...

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Padster, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. Padster

    Padster Engaging Member

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    So, for one reason or another I've just not had time to get the gun out of its slip recently.... Well, since about January actually. Anyway I threw it in the back of the car when I went to visit my father-in-laws place in Suffolk at the weekend where he's got a bit of land. Thought I'd sneak an hour of plinking if I got lucky.... And lucky I duly became.... I have now got the shooting bug back big time.... So much so that I thought to hell with it and I'll treat myself and the TX to a few nice treats...

    First on the list, a little tune up. My TX200HC has always had a twang and quite a kick with recoil (it puts out 11.4lb) and although I've de-greased, polished the ends of the spring and re-greased with Napier airgun grease, it still twangs.... So, following a good smurf around this forum I've ordered a Tinbum drop in kit.... Looks the biz.... I have also scoured the bathroom for PTFE bottles that will be sliced up to become a piston sleeve. (Don't tell the wife but her shampoo bottle is for the chop).

    Cleaning will be aided by a new Hoppe's boar snake... The barrel hasn't been cleaned up till now and I've shot all sorts of pellets through it, so what the hey I'll give this a go and see if accuracy improves any.

    The TX came with a cheapo BSA essential scope, which I've been meaning to upgrade since day one.. so I've just ordered a Hawke Panorama 4-12x40 AO.... Ok so it's not knock-the-lights-out high end kit, but good enough for me at my budget... And the result of yet another forum recommendation.

    And finally I've ordered a nice new tin of AA fields, the TX's favourite food... lovely.

    I have now spent all my pocket money, but I can't wait for mr postman !! :)
  2. reaper6

    reaper6 Banned

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    Gives us a few pics to drool over
  3. Devondan

    Devondan Member

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    Devon - funilly enough!
    I thought most plastic bottles were HDPE?

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